February 24, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/24

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Seneca Nation of Indians v. New York (IGRA; Revenue Sharing)
  • United States v. Murphy (Jurisdiction; Statute of Limitations)
  • Shopbell v. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (Treaty Rights; Qualified Immunity; Civil Rights)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Workforce Safety and Insurance v. Cherokee Services Corp. (Sovereign Immunity)
  • In re Kameron N. (ICWA)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • In re: Effect of Cherokee Nation v. Nash and Vann v. Zinke (Tribal Constitutions; Cherokee Freedmen)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.358 - A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the distribution of funds under the tribal transportation program, and for other purposes.
  • S.371 - A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to take certain land located in Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • Jurisprudence and recommendations for tribal court authority due to imposition of U.S. limitations.
  • Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez in the evolution of federal law.
  • Native American oral evidence: Finding a new hearsay exception.
  • Tribal opposition to Enbridge Line 5: Rights and interests.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Feds drop legal battle against Mashpee lands
  • National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations
  • South Dakota State Senate resolution passes unanimously to rescind Wounded Knee medals
  • Spurred by pandemic, Little Shell Tribe fast-tracks its health service debut
  • CU professor, regents testify for in-state tuition for American Indian students with Colorado ties
  • First Nations Development Institute receives funding to build Native American assets through racial wealth gap research and philanthropic equity
  • Tomaquag Museum offering 'Literature and Author Conversations' series, free virtual programs
  • Eugene-area Indigenous people soon will have a Coquille Indian Tribe medical clinic
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders
  • Podcast: Native American voices on the air in the early days of radio